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Gene Wilder dead at 83, fuck 2016 forever, fuck you, fuck everyone

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    simosimo Registered User regular
    nooo

    he's obviously great in wonka and the mel brooks collabs

    but stir crazy is maybe my favorite movie of his. one of the most underrated comedies ever

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    MadicanMadican No face Registered User regular
    Madican wrote: »
    Everyone points to the imagination song as their memory but child me was always much more fascinated by how he portrayed Wonka when fucked up shit was happening and how nonchalant he was. "Oh no don't worry that doesn't go to the fudge room. That goes to the taffy room."

    The quote is originally from Oscar Wilde, but Wilder used it to such amazing effect as Wonka:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oci1CuCht7E

    It's that deep-seated fascination we all have with car wrecks and picking at scabs; we know it's wrong and we know we really shouldn't be doing it, but ....

    That's another bit I love from the movie.

    Really it's just full of great bits once you get past the four old people sitting in the bed together part and into the factory proper.

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    GustavGustav Friend of Goats Somewhere in the OzarksRegistered User regular
    If there were an actor better at exuding warmth and kindness, I've never seen 'em.

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    Metzger MeisterMetzger Meister It Gets Worse before it gets any better.Registered User regular
    His portrayal of Dr. Frankenstein is, legitimately and inarguably, the best portrayal of that character EVER.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    His portrayal of Dr. Frankenstein is, legitimately and inarguably, the best portrayal of that character EVER.

    He wasn't playing THE Dr. Frankenstein in that movie!

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    HeadCreepsHeadCreeps NOW IS THE TIME FOR DRINKING! Registered User regular
    Heard about this at work. Pretty bummed out about it; Blazing Saddles and Young Frankenstein are two movies I've loved since I was a kid, and he was just incredibly talented and charming and funny. :(
    agoaj wrote: »
    Can we retire condescending wonka now?

    With this batshit loco election season in full swing, I'm gonna say no.

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    Sir PlatypusSir Platypus Registered User regular
    His portrayal of Dr. Frankenstein is, legitimately and inarguably, the best portrayal of that character EVER.

    He wasn't playing THE Dr. Frankenstein in that movie!

    It's not even pronounced the same!

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    MatevMatev Cero Miedo Registered User regular
    Watched young Frankenstein and Willy Wonka tonight. Really influenced my sense of showmanship and comedic timing growing up. Rest in Peace good sir, you've most certainly earned it.

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    Commander ZoomCommander Zoom Registered User regular
    "Stop, don't, come back."

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    EnlongEnlong Registered User regular
    His portrayal of Dr. Frankenstein is, legitimately and inarguably, the best portrayal of that character EVER.

    He wasn't playing THE Dr. Frankenstein in that movie!

    True. One thing I love about the movie is how his character surpasses the original doctor Frankenstein by ultimately treating the creature like the son he is. I like it because it really shows an understanding of the book, and because how often do you see a Frankenstein story with a happy ending.

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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    WHAT IS EVEN HAPPENING HERE

    Y'ALL ARE UPSET AND NOT ONE SINGLE PERSON HAS MENTIONED THE PRODUCERS?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGwZ88460iI

    One of the only films I will laugh at until I cry still. Every single time. There are like... zero clips on YouTube of the best bits, so I guess you're absolved on that count sort of.

    Also I hate the remake/musical.

    And am obviously incredibly upset about Gene Wilder.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    The producers is Mel brooks!

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    ChincymcchillaChincymcchilla Registered User regular
    The producers is Mel brooks!

    Gene Wilder plays Leo Bloom in the producers 1967

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    No shit! But the reason it wasn't mentioned was because its part of the Mel brooks cinema library and is a third to Young Frank and Blazing Saddles.

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    XehalusXehalus Registered User regular
    best actor ever

    RIP

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    HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
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    Lost SalientLost Salient blink twice if you'd like me to mercy kill youRegistered User regular
    No shit! But the reason it wasn't mentioned was because its part of the Mel brooks cinema library and is a third to Young Frank and Blazing Saddles.

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    Young Frankenstein yes, but I love The Producers way more than Blazing Saddles

    Anyway, I just mean no one has explicitly mentioned it as the classic it is.

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    Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver You don't have to attend every argument you are invited to. Philosophy: Stoicism. Politics: Democratic SocialistRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    edited August 2016
    No shit! But the reason it wasn't mentioned was because its part of the Mel brooks cinema library and is a third to Young Frank and Blazing Saddles.

    Incorrreeecccttt

    Young Frankenstein yes, but I love The Producers way more than Blazing Saddles

    Anyway, I just mean no one has explicitly mentioned it as the classic it is.

    I mean, art is subjective yada yada, I am just talking about a general sense. I like producers a lot, but not more than blazing saddles!

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    WordLustWordLust Fort Wayne, INRegistered User regular
    edited August 2016
    wirehead26 wrote: »
    This is probably my favorite Wilder moment from WW

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=HaoySOGlZ_U

    Just pure rage out of nowhere, wonderful acting.

    Apparently, according to THE INTERNET, there were a lot of things that happened in that movie where the director did not warn people what was going to happen or what they were going to see beforehand, because he wanted their genuine reactions to be captured in the scenes. One example was the huge candy room with the chocolate river. The children did not get to see it until they were filming in it. Another example is that no one was warned that the boat ride was going to be terrifying.

    The other example is that when the above scene with Gene Wilder was rehearsed, Gene did it in a very calm and low-key way. No one warned the other two actors that Gene was going to shout furiously at them during the actual filming.

    Also according to THE INTERNET, toward the end of filming, Gene took IRL charlie out to lunch and shared a chocolate bar with him on the way back to set. <3

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    AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    NPR had a wonderful interview with Gene Wilder's nephew yesterday.

    http://www.npr.org/2016/08/29/491856240/gene-wilders-nephew-remembers-late-actor-who-starred-in-willy-wonka

    Standout moments:

    1) He didn't disclose his Alzheimer's because he didn't want to have the children and families he saw have bad memories of meeting him.

    2) When he passed, his favorite singer came on the radio: Ella Fitzgerald, singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."

    I got a little misty-eyed.

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    DaMoonRulzDaMoonRulz Mare ImbriumRegistered User regular
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